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G20 Bali: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman heads delegation

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Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, attended the G20 conference in Bali today. At the G20 meeting, he is in charge of Saudi Arabia’s delegation.

“His Highness #Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman heads the Kingdom’s delegation participating in the Summit of Leaders of Countries #G20,” the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted. Mohammed bin Salman shook hands with Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, and other international leaders during the G20 conference. On the fringes of the G20 conference, he met with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo received Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman when he arrived at the G20 location. Saudi Arabia’s team was welcomed by Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar at Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, according to Arab News.

Ministers and top officials are part of Saudi Arabia’s delegation to the G20 conference, which is being led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. In particular, the G20 summit will be held in Bali from November 15 to 16, capping up Indonesia’s presidency.

From December 1, India will hold the G20 presidency. Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India and US President Joe Biden have assembled at the G20 site to take part in the conference.

The 17th G20 Summit, under the motto “Recover Together, Recover Stronger,” will pay close attention to major global concerns. Three working sessions on health, digital transformation, and food and energy security will be placed as part of the G20 Summit agenda.

According to ARY News, which cited a Foreign Ministry official, Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s formal visit to Pakistan has been postponed. On November 21, the Saudi Prince was supposed to travel to Pakistan.

No explanation for the delay has been provided. Despite the political unrest in the nation, the leadership of Pakistan was upbeat about Mohammed bin Salman’s visit, according to the media reports.

Prior to this, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the foreign minister of Pakistan, made a two-day trip to Saudi Arabia to finalise preparations for Mohammed bin Salman’s visit. However, it appears that their efforts were in fruitless because the Saudi Crown Prince’s visit has apparently been postponed.

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